Iran says blasts hit gas pipelines, blames explosions on ‘sabotage’

SHANA (Tehran) – The dispatching director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said two explosions struck the gas transmission pipeline in western and southern Iran in early Wednesday, blaming the blasts on “sabotage and terrorist act”.

Saeid Aqli, in a TV interview, added the “terrorist act” occurred at around 1 a.m. local time on Wednesday (2130 GMT Tuesday), hitting the lines in Borujen, western province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, and Safa-Shahr, southern province of Fars.

A crisis management session was immediately held and attended by Oil Minister Javad Owji, his deputies, and senior security officials.

Fire has been contained and the gas grid is stable, said the official, adding no one was injured and the repair operations started.

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